Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Torrance, Southbay & Westside, CA
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an FDA-cleared medical treatment for depression. It has been proven to be safe, effective, and does not require medication or invasive procedures. The Pacific Pain & Wellness Group uses TMS Therapy system for patients suffering from depression who have not achieved satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant treatment. TMS generates a pulsed magnetic field, similar in type and strength to those produced by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine, to focally stimulate function in brain regions known to affect mood.
How TMS Works
TMS therapy is performed in our offices under the supervision of our psychiatrist Dr. Kartik Ananth. The TMS magnet rests on the front left part of your head above the part of the brain called the left prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that is involved with mood regulation. These magnetic fields do not affect the entire brain. They only reach about two centimeters into the brain right under the treatment coil. As these magnetic fields move into the brain, they produce very small electrical currents. These electrical currents activate cells within the brain which are thought to release neurotransmitters like serotonin, nor-epinephrine, and dopamine to treat depression. TMS treatment course consists of at least 5 treatments per week over a 6 week period, with each treatment session lasting approximately 40 minutes.
Benefits of TMS
- Non-invasive and non-surgical
- Non-systemic or non-medication so no side effects
Schedule a Consultation
If you are suffering from depression and live in Los Angeles, Torrance, Southbay and Westside, contact us today for more information on TMS.
Call (424) 625-6600 for an Appointment